Kota Yamazaki / Fluid hug-hug
“Mr. Yamazaki creates a conversation with bodies, in which unspoken thoughts take on a language of their own.” — The New York Times
Philosophy, dance, and folklore merge in Bessie Award-winning choreographer Kota Yamazaki’s latest work inspired by French writers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata’s notion of a “dance of darkness,” and Japan’s Goze music tradition. Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination explores the fragile body, the vaporizing body, and the body as an absorbing force.
The choreographer performs with dancers Julian Barnett, Raja Feather Kelly, Joanna Kotze, and Mina Nishimura to an original score by Kenta Nagai and lighting by Thomas Dunn.
Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination was developed, in part, during a BAC Artist Residency.
Supported by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program. Lead support of dance programming at BAC is provided by the Rudolf Nureyev Endowment. Major support for dance programming and activities provided by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Harkness Foundation for Dance.